tinselly

[ tin-suh-lee ]
/ ˈtɪn sə li /

adjective

decorated with or abounding in tinsel.
cheap and gaudy.

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decorum

Origin of tinselly

First recorded in 1805–15; tinsel + -y1

Words nearby tinselly

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Example sentences from the Web for tinselly

  • The place was so tinselly and common that, coming to it from weeks of rough travelling, it made me impatient.

    Greenmantle|John Buchan